Claude Venard was born on March 21st, 1913 in Paris. He was one of the members of Forces Nouvelles. The French Post-Cubist art group “Forces Nouvelles” proclaimed that “painting” should return to a traditional profession after the Cubism. However, Venard’s work begun to distanced the ideology of “Forces Nouvelles” which he used to appraise, since 1950s. Although he followed the composition of cubist paintings, the figurative style, the contrasting colors, and the technique of piling paints with painting knife together shows his unique geometric aesthetic. Venard’s work have been exhibited frequently in France, Germany, United States, Brazil and the others.
The artist died in 1999, in Savary, France, aged 86. His work could be found in many major museums’ collection, including Tate in London, Musée d'Art Moderne in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Dallas Museum of Art, Neue Pinakothek in Munich and the Tokyo National Museum.